That’s right. Flavor Flav announced that he is starting his own fried chicken franchise called FFC (Flav’s Fried Chicken) and several liquor lines, including Le Flav Spirits, which features such flavors as bubble gum and sweet tea vodka.
“Yo, check this out. I want you all to keep on the lookout – it should be on the shelves by January – I’m launching a thing called ‘Le Flav Spirits,‘” Flavor Flav explained. “I’m comin’ out with a cherry vodka, a berry vodka, an olive vodka, a sweet tea vodka, a bubblegum vodka and grape vodka. Also, I’m comin’ out with ‘Le Flav Cognac’ and ‘Chateaux Le Flav’ which’ll be some bubbly. Champagne, that’s right folks – Poppin’n’drinkin!’”
On his fried chicken franchise, he says:
“I’m also launching FFC – ya’ll heard of KFC right? – well this is FFC, Flav’s Fried Chicken. The Colonel better watch his back, G! The Colonel might end up in my fryer”
Now I hate to pull the race card and I’m all for making money but liquor and fried chicken? Really? Isn’t that perpetuating the black stereotype just a little too much?
While Flav has become a celebrity joke the past few years because of shows like Flavor of Love and other public appearances, it should be noted that he was part of the politically charged rap group, Public Enemy. The group was highly influential in bringing political views from ethnic minorities to the mainstream and is known for expressing their frustration on the actions of African American youths.
Although he was mainly a hype man and was still considered a weird joker back then, compared to the themes covered on their seminal albums, ‘It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back’ and ‘Fear of a Black Planet’, this really seems like a step backwards in their goal.
But who knows, maybe bubble gum vodka will not taste as bad as it sounds and actually become a respectable drink.